Ferdinand Bracke

Ferdinand Bracke
Personal information
Full name Ferdinand Bracke
Born (1939-05-25) 25 May 1939
Hamme, Belgium
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road/Track
Role Rider
Major wins
1971 Vuelta a España
World Pursuit Champion (1964, 1969)
Infobox last updated on
14 July 2008

Ferdinand Bracke (born 25 May 1939) is a former Belgian professional road and track cyclist who is most famous for holding the World Hour Record (48.093 km) and winning the overall title at the 1971 Vuelta a España in front of Wilfried David of Belgium and Luis Ocaña of Spain. He also became world pursuit champion on the track in 1964 and 1969.

Major results

1st, Grand Prix des Nations (ITT
World Professional Pursuit Champion
1966 – Peugeot-BP-Michelin
Trofeo Baracchi (with Eddy Merckx)
32nd, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 19 (ChamonixSaint-Étienne, 264.5 km)
Trofeo Baracchi (with Eddy Merckx)
Hour Record – 48.093km
3rd, Overall, Tour de France
World Professional Pursuit Champion
1971 – Peugeot-BP
1st, Overall, Vuelta a España
Grand Prix Pino Cerami
77th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 17 (FleuranceAuch, 38.4 km ITT)
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Preceded by
Roger Rivière
UCI hour record (48.093 km)
30 October 1967-10 October 1968
Succeeded by
Ole Ritter
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